Syrup and butter aren’t the only choices when it comes to waffle toppings! Whether you’re looking for decadent, nutrient-packed, or kid-friendly options, our selection has you covered.
Waffles are excellent for meal prep, special occasions, or to eat a serving of vegetables! Just see our two recipes below.
There are waffles made from traditional flour, cornmeal, cake batter, or even protein powder!
No matter your preference, here are the best sweet and savory topping ideas for your waffle batter.
Sweet Waffle Toppings
Sweet waffles are totally your jam? Find classic and creative combos here.
Jam or jelly
In a hurry? Get your favorite jar of jam or jelly and top your crispy waffles with it! From raspberry to strawberry, apricot, or plum, they all taste fantastic.
Make your own following our chia jam recipe and add some lovely texture to your morning waffles.
Maple syrup or chocolate syrup
You cannot go wrong with this classic combination! Simple yet utterly delicious, maple syrup adds the perfect touch of sweetness.
Switch things up with some chocolate syrup, blueberry syrup, buttermilk syrup, or strawberry syrup! It gives your waffles a great base and is combinable with other topping ideas.
Seasonal fruit is a quick, healthy, and tasty waffle topping! From kiwi to bananas, berries, apples, pineapple, or cherries, the sky is the limit.
We recommend adding something like yogurt, cream cheese, or whipped cream, so the waffles don’t turn out too dry.
You are probably familiar with peanut butter, but what about almond butter, cashew butter, or sesame seed butter?
They are ultra-creamy, rich, luxurious, and packed with nutrients. Try them on your waffles!
This date caramel sauce is an easy homemade recipe that consists of nut butter and juicy dates!
It’s really family-friendly, can be made ahead of time, and tastes fantastic on pancakes, crepes, and waffles. Combine it with fresh, baked, or caramelized fruit!
Any special occasion coming up? Whipped cream is a classic waffle topping, and pairs well with syrup, fruit, chocolate, and so much more.
Make your own whipped cream from coconut milk or aquafaba!
Caramelized banana or apple
Fruit tastes so much better when heated and caramelized! Perfect for Christmas morning, this waffle topping will have your family lick their plates.
Find our favorite recipe below this article!
Yogurt & compote
Fresh, sweet, and light, yogurt and compote make a great team — not just as a waffle topping. Choose your favorite yogurt (easy recipe here) and mix it with fruit compote or maple syrup!
Finish with some crushed nuts for extra texture.
The kids will love this waffle topping! Marshmallows and chocolate are the perfect s’mores combo that can be put in the broiler for a few minutes until brown and utterly delicious.
Homemade custard makes for a creamy, decadent, and unique waffle topping! Everyone will love the texture, sweetness, and touch of vanilla.
Top with fresh berries if wanted and enjoy!
Granola & chocolate chips
Add some crunchy texture to your fluffy waffles by topping them with granola and chocolate chips!
This combination pairs well with a dollop of yogurt, keeping your toppings from falling easily.
Cinnamon & sugar
Simple, yet so delicious: top your waffles with cinnamon and sugar! It tastes like churros, and it’s something we all have in our cupboards.
Brush your warm waffles with some margarine and dip them into cinnamon and sugar!
Make the best kid-friendly dessert by adding a spoonful of ice cream to your warm, crispy waffle!
You can even make a waffle sandwich by letting them cool first and then layering soft ice cream between two waffles.
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Savory waffle toppings
Do you like a good savory breakfast or lunch waffle? Find our favorite toppings here.
Ricotta & mixed seeds
Try this healthy savory combination of homemade almond ricotta, fresh herbs, and crunchy mixed seeds!
It’s packed with healthy fats and plant-based protein and can be enjoyed as a savory breakfast or quick lunch.
Hummus & sprouts
This waffle topping is super colorful and fun! Creamy, healthy hummus is spread on a waffle and then topped with fresh sprouts, roasted chickpeas, and a sprinkle of lemon juice.
Switch it up by using bright pink beetroot hummus!
Try a selection of dairy-free cream cheese flavors with your favorite veggies on top! A great combo is onion, tomatoes, chives, and avocado.
You can also add pickled vegetables!
Make use of leftover bean chili! Load your corn waffle with re-heated protein-packed chili and top with shredded vegan cheese if wanted.
It’ll fill you up for hours!
Mushrooms, bell peppers, or spinach can be sautéed within minutes and flavored to your liking. Use it as a savory waffle topping, along with some beans and your favorite sauce.
Really healthy and lower in calories compared to other toppings!
Avocado & sour cream
Make your own sour cream from cashews and a few other staple foods, then smother it on your waffles and top with sliced avocado, salt, and pepper!
It’s a simple, yet really tasty, fresh, and nutritious recipe idea.
Move over, bacon — tempeh is the new favorite in town! It’s made from protein-packed fermented beans and can be marinated to your liking.
Once fried, it turns into a delicious topping for your sandwich, bagel, or waffle! Combine with avocado, tomato, and cream cheese if wanted.
Garlic yogurt sauce & falafel bites
Do you love Mediterranean flavors? Put garlicky yogurt sauce and crispy falafel bites on top of your waffles!
Add some hummus and fresh veggies if you want, and enjoy this fantastic combination.
Have you ever tried tofu scramble? Instead of using eggs, you can create this popular breakfast recipe from tofu and flavor it so it tastes very similar to eggs.
It’s a great plant-based waffle topping idea and can be combined with tomatoes, salsa, avocado, or crispy tempeh.
Green salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Looking for a quick and tasty lunch idea? Top your waffle with baby spinach, arugula, and balsamic dressing or reduction.
Cashew mayo and chopped veggies can also be used!
Waffles and gravy go really well together! Change up your weekend breakfast routine by making this quick brown gravy and top your crispy waffles with it.
Add some Beyond sausage to make it heartier!
Move over, fried chicken! Try these double-battered cauliflower wings smothered in homemade buffalo sauce for a unique waffle topping.
It offers lots of texture, flavor, and much fewer calories.
Another quick and hearty breakfast combo: waffles topped with baked beans! If you’re a lover of British cuisine, this will be your new favorite.
Looking for something new and different? Make your own flavorful mango chutney and serve it with corn waffles.
This southwest combo can also include jalapeño pepper, cilantro, syrup, or anything else you want.
If you love Mexican food, use it to top your waffles! Pico de gallo, black beans, avocado, and diced chili peppers will spice up your breakfast in no time.
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28 Best Waffle Toppings (Savory & Sweet)
Do you love a good waffle for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? With our delicious waffle toppings, you can enjoy this baked treat all day. The following combination of caramelized banana, peanut butter, and whipped cream is a must-try!
- 8 waffles
- 4 bananas
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- ⅓ cup brown sugar (65 g)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Crunchy peanut butter, to taste
- Whipped cream, optional
- Peel bananas and split them lengthwise.
- Place a skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil. Once it has melted, add the sugar and cinnamon.
- Allow the heat to start caramelizing the sugar, stirring occasionally.
- After 4 minutes, add the banana slices. Continue to cook and stir carefully, so the bananas are covered in caramel sauce but don’t break!
- After 4 more minutes, turn the bananas with tongs. Once soft, remove them from the skillet and place them on your waffles.
- Top with the caramel sauce from the pan, peanut butter, and whipped cream if wanted! Enjoy.
- Use your favorite waffles for this recipe.
- Omit the peanut butter or use other chopped nuts as a topping.
- Find more waffle toppings in the article above!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 7g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!
Do you love a good waffle for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? With our delicious waffle toppings, you can enjoy this baked treat all day.